2021 Early Application Acceptances

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021! As we noted earlier this month, this has been quite the year in admissions. We’ve seen unprecedented application pool increases and record-low early admit rates. With our strategic, layered approach to application timing, our goal is for all of our clients to have good news by the end of… Read more »

Take a Deeper Dive (Without Leaving Home)!

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Making the Most of your Virtual College Admission Research with in-person college visits almost completely off the table—at least for the near future—most of this year’s applicants will need to narrow down their list remotely. No two ways about it: this is not ideal. There is no substitute for seeing a school, in session, in… Read more »

My Application was Deferred…Now What?

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If your early application was deferred, a compelling mid-year update letter can have an impact   It’s one of the tough realities of college admissions: every year, many highly qualified and deserving students apply early and are deferred by a wide range of schools, which means that the admissions office won’t decide on their application… Read more »

College Interview FAQ

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Tools to help you succeed in college admission interviews A strong interview can be a big plus in the college application process—a chance for you to share your interests, your personality, and your excitement about the colleges you’ve chosen. Now that the college application season is underway, we wanted to share our answers to a… Read more »

Time Management Tips for the New School Year

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PSAT Scores. What do PSAT scores mean

Get back in the swing of things with these time management tips!   A new school year has arrived, and with it an opportunity to be more organized than last year!  To help students make good use of the precious time they have, we would like to share some time management techniques our students have… Read more »

The New Early Decision: Plan for a Changing Landscape

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Early Decision Applying to college

Early Decision numbers break records again. As several recent news stories have announced, 2018 has been yet another record-breaking year for early decision college applications, with many schools seeing their early application numbers increase by twenty percent or more. And this trend is likely to continue. It’s time to acknowledge that the landscape has shifted:… Read more »

Quirky Tips for Writing Your College Essay

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Get Creative Writing Your College Essay! William Faulkner wrote on the walls of his house. Gertrude Stein liked to write in parked cars. J.K. Rowling jots ideas on napkins. There are a million ways to get your creative juices flowing. When it comes to your college essay, finding a brainstorming technique that works for you… Read more »